Show your love of nature and clean water by coming to the Leesylvania State Park Visitor Center at 11 a.m. on June 4, 2011 and joining our clean-up crew!
On Saturday June 4th Leesylvania State Park is taking a day to remember that keeping our small piece of shoreline clean can make a big difference in the lives of the people and wildlife downstream.
Leesylvania State Parkis situated on the shores of the Potomac River
Leesylvania State Park is situated on the shores of the Potomac River, one of the five major rivers that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. Our bay is the largest estuary in North America and the third largest in the world. We rely on our bay for hundreds of millions of pounds of food each year and ten million people live along its shores. With so many of us counting on the Chesapeake Bay, it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep the water clean.
The cleanup effort for the bay begins hundreds of miles away in its watershed where rural, urban, and suburban lifestyles are releasing pollution and litter into streams, creeks, and rivers. Through small changes in our daily routines and participating in cleanup events, every one of us can help raise the bay’s health rating from a score of 28 (out of 100) to a 70 when it would be considered “saved” by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s State of the Bay Report.
We hope you can join us for this special day next Saturday June 4th!